Thomas A. Cabush

Thomas is a shareholder in the law firm. He concentrates his practice in state and federal court civil litigation. Thomas represents corporate clients, insurance companies and individuals in the areas of commercial litigation, employment practices liability, construction accidents, premises liability, product liability, automobile accidents, bad faith, professional liability and environmental liability. Thomas has won jury trials across the State of Wisconsin. He has handled appeals before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Thomas represents employers in state and federal cases involving breach of contract, wrongful discharge, discrimination, overtime pay and many other employment related matters. He assists employers in handling matters arising under state and federal statutes and regulations such as the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He responds on behalf of employers to investigations by the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Thomas represents municipalities and governmental agencies in civil rights cases arising under 42 USC Sec. 1983. He also defends municipalities in actions seeking certiorari review and writs of mandamus.

Thomas defends insurance companies and their insureds in all types of civil litigation. Thomas advises insurance companies on liability and insurance coverage issues. He also represents several large self-insured corporations and entities. He has successfully defended his clients in several large complex litigation cases in which the damages claimed against his clients exceeded one million dollars.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School – J.D., 1992
  • Marquette University – B.S. – Business Administration, 1987


  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court-Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court-Western District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV rated in Martindale Hubbell

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Prior Work Experience

  • 1992 – 1993 served as law clerk to Justice Jon P. Wilcox of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Community Involvement

  • Chairperson of the Special Preliminary Review Panel of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • Past member and Chairperson District 2 Investigative Committee of Office of Lawyer Regulation.

State Decisions

Moreschi v. Village of Williams Bay and Town of Linn Extraterritorial Zoning Board of Appeals, 2020 WI 95 (Wis. Sup. Ct. 2020)

Moreschi v. Village of Williams Bay and Town of Linn ETZ Zoning Board of Appeals, 2018 AP 283 (Wis. Ct. App. 2019)

Thoma v. Village of Slinger, 2018 WI 45

James v. Small, 2017 WI App 226

Schuldt v. Village of Union Grove, 2016 WI App 2119

Alexander v. Auer Steel & Heating Co., 2015 WI App. 28

Donald J. Thoma v. Village of Slinger, 2015 WI App. 1970

Jay’s Petro Mart, LLC v. Muhammad Nasir Khan d/b/a Solo Oil, 2013 WI APP 2278

Rebholz v. Lakeland Leisure Corp., 2010 WI APP 364

Wagner v. Cincinnati Casualty Co., 2010 AP 1195

Aul v. Golden Rule Ins. Co., 2007 WI App 165

Gorman v. Dahlberg, 2004 Wisc. App. LEXIS 1003 (Ct. App. 2004)

Kustelski v. Taylor, 2003 Wisc. App. LEXIS 726 (Ct. App. 2003)

Lodl v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co., 2002 WI 71

Griffin v. Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc., 2001 WI App. 124

Rolland v. County of Milwaukee, 2001 WI App 53

Howard v. Milwaukee Area Technical & Adult Education District, 223 Wis. 2d 799 (Ct. App. 1998)

Federal Decisions

Kingman v. Frederickson, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 237631 (W.D. Wis. 2021)

Walker v. Town of Madison, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216361 (W.D. Wis. 2021)

Wilson v. Greenco Indus., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36596 (W.D. Wis. 2019)

Jackson v. Bloomfield Police Dept., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183193 (E.D. Wis. 2018)

Lundy v. Westwood Heights Apartments, LLC, 17-CV-2387, (7th Cir. 2018)

Jacobs v. Winky Food Products, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121077

Marine Travelift, Inc. v. Marine Lift Systems, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170825

Thermal Design v. Indoor Courts of America, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6341 (W.D. Wis. 2004)

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